UFC Fight Night: Bigfoot vs. Arlovski
|UFC Fight Night: Bigfoot vs. Arlovski|
The poster for UFC Fight Night: Bigfoot vs. Arlovski.
|Promotion||Ultimate Fighting Championship|
|Date||September 13, 2014|
|Venue||Ginásio Nilson Nelson|
Mike Rhodes was expected to face Paulo Thiago at the event. However, Rhodes was forced out of the bout due to injury, and was briefly replaced by returning veteran Joe Riggs. On July 29, it was announced that Riggs had to pull out of the bout due to a gun accident with non-life-threatening injuries in his house. On the same day Sean Spencer replaced Riggs as Thiago's new opponent.
Sérgio Moraes was expected to face Santiago Ponzinibbio at the event. However, Moraes pulled out of the bout citing a lingering knee injury. He was replaced by promotional newcomer Wendell Oliveira.
Valérie Létourneau was expected to face Jéssica Andrade at the event. However, Létourneau pulled out of the bout citing an injury and was replaced by promotional newcomer and former Jungle Fight women's bantamweight champion Larissa Pacheco.
Promotional newcomer Łukasz Sajewski was expected to make his debut at the event against Leonardo Santos. Sajewski was removed from the card and Santos faced Efrain Escudero. While Escudero's initial opponent Francisco Trinaldo faced Leandro Silva.
|Main card (UFC Fight Pass)|
|Heavyweight||Andrei Arlovski||def.||Antônio Silva||KO (punches)||1||2:59|
|Lightweight||Gleison Tibau||def.||Piotr Hallmann||Decision (split) (28–29, 29–28, 29–28)||3||5:00|
|Lightweight||Leonardo Santos||def.||Efrain Escudero||Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 29–28, 29–28)||3||5:00|
|Welterweight||Santiago Ponzinibbio||def.||Wendell Oliveira||KO (punches)||1||1:20|
|Bantamweight||Iuri Alcântara||def.||Russell Doane||Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 29–28, 29–28)||3||5:00|
|Women's Bantamweight||Jéssica Andrade||def.||Larissa Pacheco||Submission (guillotine choke)||1||4:33|
|Preliminary card (UFC Fight Pass)|
|Featherweight||Godofredo Pepey||def.||Dashon Johnson||Submission (triangle armbar)||1||4:29|
|Welterweight||George Sullivan||def.||Igor Araújo||KO (punches)||2||2:31|
|Lightweight||Francisco Trinaldo||def.||Leandro Silva||Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 29–28, 29–28)||3||5:00|
|Welterweight||Sean Spencer||def.||Paulo Thiago||Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 30–27)||3||5:00|
|Bantamweight||Rani Yahya||def.||Johnny Bedford||Submission (kimura)||2||2:04|
The following fighters were awarded $50,000 bonuses:
- Fight of the Night: Gleison Tibau vs. Piotr Hallmann ^
- Performance of the Night: Andrei Arlovski and Godofredo Pepey
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- Guilherme Cruz (2014-08-18). "Jungle Fight champion Larissa Pacheco replaces injured Valerie Letourneau at UFC Fight Night 51". mmafighting.com. Retrieved 2014-08-18.
- Guilherme Cruz (2014-08-28). "Leonardo Santos vs. Efrain Escudero, Francisco Trinaldo vs. Leandro Silva now set for UFC Fight Night 51". mmafighting.com. Retrieved 2014-08-28.
- "UFC Fight Night: Silva vs. Arlovski". Ultimate Fighting Championship. Retrieved 2014-07-13.
- "UFC Fight Night 51 bonuses: Arlovski, Pepey, Tibau and Hallmann win $50,000 bonuses". MMAjunkie.com. September 13, 2014.
- Staff (October 6, 2014). "'Fight of the Night' winner Piotr Hallmann fails UFC Fight Night 51 drug test". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved October 6, 2014.